NW Pompano Community Partner Job Description

NW Pompano Community Partner Job Description (August 2017)

The Fruitful Field, Inc

(a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization)

 

Position: Community Partner

Pay: $15/hour

Part-time: 6-8 hours per week on a fixed schedule (primarily afternoons)

Reliable transportation required

Qualifications:

* Organized, strong work ethic and a positive attitude

* Experience working with volunteers (required)

* Interest and/or experience working with youth

* Motivated and able to work in outdoor organic food production

* Resident of the NW Pompano area

 

Responsibilities:

This is a highly responsible supervisory role reporting to the Community Projects Manager, and includes:

  • Assisting with mentoring and supervising the two youth interns from NW Pompano area and the related educational program.
  • Implementing these core steps through the growing seasons:

* planning

* planting

* general plant care

* harvest

* maintenance and tracking the 9,000 square foot production area

* cooking and nutrition

  • Growing Vegetables
  • Event Planning, including:

* Assisting in planning events

* Hosting monthly visitors (ie. local restaurants owners, teachers, local business owners)

Other Duties:

* Represent NW Pompano Garden Site at select community events

* Assist in care of on-site trees

Background on The Fruitful Field experience:

The Fruitful Field work involves creating access to food that is grown using organic methods, accessible to all, and creates learning opportunities and better health for all communities. As a hands-on experience, we seek to build skills in sustainable sub-tropical agriculture practices, as well as gardening, creation care and community engagement (i.e., contact with homeless, mentally ill, and inner-city youth). The Fruitful Field experience also includes opportunities to organize field trips, community potlucks, educational seminars, group discussions and networking with other gardens and similar organizations.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter expressing interest in this position to info@thefruitfulfield.org   Alternately, a two-minute video expressing interest may be substituted for the cover letter.